12 Hour Extreme Aboard Flying HUB 2
Fishing 39 hour areas.
(Middle Grounds, Elbow and surrounding areas.)
Around 2 hours out and back– between 7-8 hours fishing time in the deep 39 hour areas.
Distance: Cruising out 70 to 100 miles from shore to fish deep water ledges, wrecks, and pot holes.
Depth: The average depth is over 120 feet.
Trophy sized Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Vermilion Snapper.
Cut bait (sardines & squid) provided on board at no extra charge.
Live Pinfish can be purchased for $9 per dozen by advanced reservation from The Bait Shack.
We suggest 1-2 dozen Pinfish per person on this trip. Communal live bait well on board.
$300 + tax for trip
$15+tax for rod rental
12 Hour Trip Meal Package:$18.70 + $1.54 (tax) + $3.37 (18 % gratuity) = $23.61 each
Includes: 2 Sandwiches (breakfast & lunch), 2 bags of chips, 2 candy or granola bars, 4 sodas, and water .
Tackle: This is like a 39 hour so you want the bigger tackle, 80-100lb grouper rod at least 6ot reel or even 9ot then a smaller snapper rod with 50-60lb test. Everything is bigger on these trips, fewer lines are going down and huge grouper are getting broke off so don’t bother with the light stuff. You also can leave the trolling tackle at home since were going so fast.
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You also don’t need change of clothes since it’s only a 12 hour trip, you can cut down your gear immensely and you really want to. This boat is roomy and 14 anglers isn’t cramped but if everyone brings a big bag or two and a big cooler there won’t be room to walk or fish. Personally I bring a backpack a small tackle box and a small cooler or just bring my food in a plastic bag to fit in the boat cooler or someone elses cooler to save room.
If you can consolidate your cooler with someone elses do it, that will save you lots of room through the day. No more than 3 rods per guest but 2 is really all you need. The boat has 32 rod holders that means if everyone brings two there’s extra rod holders. However, if everyone brings 3 then you will need to tie rods up to the stansions which isn’t an issue but becomes a tripping hazard and is cramped. On our shake down deep drop trip we took electric reels, snapper reels, grouper rigs, flat line tackle and even some trolling stuff and 14 guys there was plenty of room still but made it tough to move around and the benches were full. The less you bring the more room there will be and the lighter the boat will be meaning more speed more fishing time and easier day for everyone.
These trips are really doing very well on big gag grouper, red grouper, scamp grouper, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper, yellowtail snapper, kingfish, tuna, and others even a sailfish or two have been caught on board!
Please note – children must be age 12 or over to take this trip.